Finally, just over a year after our mutual friend Covid-19 laid waste to my original PhD project, I will be giving my first poster presentation, this Saturday 10th June at 2pm, related to the first phase of my amended research project, studying the creation, negotiation, and resistance of language policy on (Northern) Catalan social media! I will be presenting the poster at the University of Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2021.
My poster is entitled: “You’re an enemy of Catalan”: an examination of authority positioning in language policing on Catalan social media, and explores the ways in which users of two Catalan-language Facebook groups, dedicated to restoring the purity and authenticity, claim, ascribe or deny positions of authority when engaging in or subjected to instances of language policing (or “corrections”).
You can find a more detailed abstract of this poster below. To find out more about the conference, or to register (for free!), visit: https://pgc.lel.ed.ac.uk/.
Exchange Knowledge & Prepare for Impact Workshop
University of Edinburgh, Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities
Today I took part in a presentation organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Linguistics and English Language Knowledge Exchange office, entitled “Exchange Knowledge & Prepare for Impact”. It was excellent to have been able to talk about the various KE events that we have been involved in over the course of my one year as part of The Lothian Diary Project team.
The event was specifically targeted at linguistics PhD students and sought to demonstrate the ways that early career researchers could get involved in the crucial process of fostering knowledge exchange, and evaluating the impact of our research as social scientists. The event in itself was very illuminating, but it also served to remind me of just how lucky I have been to have been able to have this opportunity at this early stage in (what I hope will be) my academic career. In an otherwise bleak pandemic, my work with The Lothian Diary Project has been a welcome highlight.
If you’d like to check out what I was talking about, please feel free to check out my slides.
Had my first ever academic presentations this week, first of all at the BAAL Language Policy SIG Forum 2019 and then at the University of Edinburgh’s 25th Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference.
Never been more nervous in my life!! But I was so fortunate to be surrounded by colleagues and friends, as well as to meet some fantastic new people at both!
Welcome to my new website! It’s a bit of a work in progress right now, but I’ll continue working on it in my free time over the next few weeks and try and get it properly up and running.
And, on this page, I’m hoping to share my thoughts on a variety of language-related phenomena, as well as interesting news articles, websites or events that could be of interest.
Watch this space! 🙂